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Electric School Buses Have Another Billion-Dollar Year

WASHINGTON, DC, January 9, 2024 (ENS) – Imagine waiting for the school bus – you’re trying to remember algebra for a test, you didn’t get much sleep because of your asthma, and the diesel school bus pulls up, reeking of emissions, making it hard for you to breathe again today. […]

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Biden Admin Invests $100 Million in Recycling Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, DC, September 14, 2023 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is receiving more than $100 million from President Joe Biden’s Investing in America agenda to expand recycling infrastructure and waste management systems across the country. These funds will be EPA’s largest recycling investment in 30 years. […]

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Biden Again Strengthens Vehicle Emissions Standards

WASHINGTON, DC, April 13, 2023 (ENS) – The benefits of the “most ambitious pollution standards ever,” will top costs by US$1 trillion, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency promised Tuesday, announcing new, stricter vehicle pollution standards to make all cars and trucks on U.S. roads cleaner and more efficient. […]

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Gov/Politics

Freight Train Derailment Politics

WASHINGTON, DC, March 9, 2023 (ENS) – Norfolk Southern President and CEO Alan Shaw apologized today during a hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for the February derailment of a Norfolk Southern train carrying toxic chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio, just a mile from the Pennsylvania border. […]

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EPA Acts to Keep ‘Inactive’ Forever Chemicals Off the Market

WASHINGTON, DC, February 3, 2023 (ENS) – They’re called “forever chemicals” for a reason – because they don’t break down in the environment over time. Toxic per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, PFAS, are the forever chemicals, and they’re not rare – more than 9,000 PFAS have been identified. […]

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EPA Opens Environmental Justice Office to Support Civil Rights

WASHINGTON, DC, October 10, 2022 (ENS) – The Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, has just established the Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights to serve underprivileged communities overburdened by the challenges created by lack of environmental justice. It will enforce civil rights laws, and deliver new grants and technical assistance. […]

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Air/Climate

Biden Signs Wide-Ranging Climate, Clean Energy Bill Into Law

WASHINGTON, DC, August 18, 2022 (ENS) – As President Joe Biden signed the $739 billion Inflation Reduction Act into law at the White House on Tuesday, he showcased what motivates his politics, and Democratic politics in general, exclaiming, “Let me say from the start: With this law, the American people won and the special interests lost!” […]

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Bypassed for Decades, Great Lakes Get Billion Dollar Cleanup

LORAIN, Ohio, February 18, 2022 (ENS) – In Lorain, once famed for its shipyards, where the Black River flows into Lake Erie, President Joe Biden Thursday announced that his administration is making “the most significant restoration of the Great Lakes in the history of the Great Lakes.” […]

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Burning Toxic Firefighting Foam Hazardous to Human Health

WASHINGTON, DC, November 22, 2021 (ENS) – Just a month after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a new plan to cope with the wide spread of PFAS, a group of toxic chemicals used to make products like nonstick cookware and stain-resistant carpeting, warnings are emerging that industrial facilities across the country are unwittingly burning a firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals. […]

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US EPA to Regulate, Clean Up Non-stick ‘Forever Chemicals’

WASHINGTON, DC, October 21, 2021 (ENS) – Toxic when ingested, persistent in the environment, PFAS are manufactured chemicals used in industrial and consumer products worldwide since the 1950s. Now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a national strategy to address PFAS contamination… […]

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Biden Drives EV Demand With 2030 Net-Zero Emissions Ambitions

WASHINGTON, DC, August 6, 2021 (ENS) – President Joe Biden leaves no doubt about his administration’s policy on electric vehicles. “America must lead the world on clean and efficient cars and trucks,” he declared in an Executive Order Thursday. “That means bolstering our domestic market by setting a goal that 50 percent of all new passenger cars and light trucks sold in 2030 be zero-emission vehicles […]

Air/Climate

Biden’s Green Team Takes Shape With Race, Gender Firsts

WASHINGTON, DC, January 13, 2021 (ENS) – President-elect Joe Biden, who takes office on January 20 at noon, has nominated a team of seasoned environmental leaders to fill his Cabinet in positions that will impact the Earth’s unique places, people, and species, now more vulnerable than ever after the Trump administration. Climate will be a top priority of Biden’s core plan for a “clean energy revolution and environmental justice.” […]